Investing in an international character
- 25 November 2016
- 25 November 2016
The International Zone is the heart of The Hague as the International City of Peace and Justice. It is the prime location for international organisations and one of The Hague’s core economic areas.
The International Zone encompasses the area within the Landscheidingsweg to the Sportlaan and from the Statenkwartier to the Archipelbuurt/ Willemspark.
The heart of the area is characterised by parks and forests, but it also includes lovely stately homes. Thanks to Madurodam and the city's many museums, the area attracts many tourists and day trippers. It is popular among the international community, and the pretty residential neighbourhoods in this part of the old city are also home to a number of embassies.
Most important projects
In order to make the area more attractive to international organisations and residents, the city is investing in extra amenities, greater security, pleasant open spaces and better transport links. The most current and important projects are listed below.
- Westbroekpark and Scheveningse Bosjes
- new building for Eurojust
- NATO expansion and renovation
- building for Kosovo Relocated Specialist Judicial Institution
- building for International Criminal Court (completed in 2016)
'City Labs’ on Westbroekpark and Scheveningse Bosjes
In September 2016 the municipality launched a series of discussions in the city in the form of ‘City Labs’ on the future of Westbroekpark and the Scheveningse Bosjes including the so-called Waterpartij (pond). These City Labs represent the first phase of the citizen participation component in order to reach a new plan for the future of this area. The participants in the City Labs are being asked to formulate an assignment for a think-tank. This think-tank will then be charged with making a widely-supported plan for the future for this important green zone in the city.
Spatial strategy for International Zone
The municipality’s spatial strategy serves as the guiding principle for all the projects in the zone. This strategy outlines the city’s ambitions fort he coming years. The spatial strategy was officially approved by the Municipal Executive on 4 March 2014. Below you will find the relevant policy documents.
Download the International Zone Area Development Vision and look for the other documents on the International Zone in the Raadsinformatiesysteem.